This week the grade 4s finally went on our school camp to Angelsea. We were very excited on Monday and couldn’t wait to get there.
After getting all our gear on the bus we headed off and had a stop at Torquay park for a play and something to eat.
Finally we arrived at Camp Wilkin in Angelsea. Everybody noticed straight away all the outdoor activities they could do such as the trampolines, playground and in the games room.
Our first thing we did was meet Megan and the other people in charge of the camp. We watched a short video about camp, the things that we could do and how we looked after the camp.
It was then time to unpack our things in our cabins, before getting started on our activities. Our first set of activities included a bike ride, initiatives, leap of faith and climbing.
Dinner was the next major event and we had chicken schnitzels with vegetables and ice cream and topping with anzac slice for dessert.
After dinner it was time for the night walk before bedtime.
After a yummy breakfast we were off to finish our rotations from day 1.
After morning tea our rotations changed and we were now doing archery, flying fox, orienteering and the low ropes course.
By the end everyone was very tired and looking forward to our dinner which was spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread and for dessert it was chocolate mousse.
Then it was time for the disco before heading off to bed very tired.
After another yummy breakfast it was time to pack our bags and headed off for a walk to the beach and activities.
We finished off the day with a barbecue lunch before heading back to school tired after an enjoyable camp.
Links are below for videos from our disco.
What was the best experience you had at camp?
What were some of your highlights of camp?
If you were to go on camp again what would you do differently?
What did you learn about by going on camp?
4C has been working the last few weeks on writing poetry.
These are a few of our early examples of what we have done so far.
BIRDS – By Logan
I can hear the birds chirp,
It’s like a big burp.
They’re only small ,
With a big call.
I can hear the flapping,
It’s like a crowd clapping.
They’re looking for food,
To give to their dude.
They are so fluffy,
So not like Chucky.
They are so hot,
Like a Summers pot.
BIRDS – By Zeb
I hear some birds chirp,
and some slurp,
It’s so very wonderful,
and they’re all very colourful,
They sit by the pond,
and have a special bond,
I would be happy if I was them,
because they’re like a gem.
BALLS – By Skye
Lots and lots of bouncing balls,
Going up and down the walls.
My friend rolled a ball under my feet,
Now I’m falling down the street.
I go past heaps of houses,
While thinking how the ball bounces.
Ohh I want this to end,
Because I’m going around the bend.
WHIPPER SNIPPER – By Hugh
The whip of the snip of the whipper snipper
whips up and down the green greasy grass
girls grip their granny’s arm,
Grandpa grips the whipper snipper.
Flying grass grips the air,
then disappears thin and bare.
Cricket – By M. J. Moulton
In the sport cri-i-icket,
you are supposed to get wickets,
by bowling the batter, or making them snick it
Pace bowlers bowl fast and spinners flick it
When you’re batting you’ll get sixes and fours,
Doubles and singles and much, much more,
The bat is hard and the ball will soar,
When the bowler bowls wides it can be a bore.
BASKETBALL – By Fletcher
Basketball is a bad sport,
It’s so bad I want to snort.
I can’t stand the sound,
I want to live in a termite mound.
Oh my gosh I’m so happy,
But I’m not that clappy.
NATURE – By Charlie
Birds chirping teaching babies to fly,
Butterflies flapping their wings,
Bees collecting pollen off their families,
Kids ruining their habitats one by one,
The erosion falling on the helpless and injured bees,
Then a little kid sees this horrible destruction,
Older kids bulldozing these places that use to be homes,
But the healthy bees buzz through,
Butterflies slowly flapping their wings down,
Birds soar through the sky,
The kids are running like a Cheetah,
Now the place was nothing but rubble,
The animals all thank the boy,
Back to work they go!
BIRDS – By Otis
There goes a bird, that’s what I heard.
What’s the magic word, the magic word is bird.
You hear it chirp here now there you hear it chirp everywhere.
Up they fly high or low? Who knows?
They glide over a house and grab a Mouse.
There feathers so, so fluffy and really puffy.
They come to land, to listen to a band.
Then they swoop to the chicken coop.
Now their beak is so, so weak.
They’ve had enough flying and now have to say goodbye.
BALLS – By Will
I hear the balls bounce on the court
It sounds like the dark lord Voldemort
The sound of the balls is a very loud noise
From the sound of the very loud girls and boys
The size of the gym is a very big house
A house for a very big 5 metre mouse
BIRDS – By Harry
I sat peacefully on the grasses,
In the wind the birds sound passes,
The birds sound is a loud EERRPP!EERRPP!
The sound feeling like more than a little cheep,
The world feeling like a fantasy,
Like a wizards piece of sorcery,
The gym transforming to a castle,
Full of people in a happy bustle,
A speeding car looks like a dragon
Pulling a wagon,
The sun starts a brighter shining,
As if on the grass it will be dining.
UNCLE GREG – By Hugh
Uncle Greg is
Thin and bare
he drinks Coke
And eats chocolate eclairs.
His house is grey
but dull with nothing
Much but a piece
of cake and an empty can of Coke.
WHIPPER SNIPPER – By Owen
The whipper snipper
It’s like a chainsaw cutting through trees
But it’s much bigger it might even destroy your keys
You can just hear the cord spinning so fast
If you hit a bug you better hope your dead last
It goes chopping through fields and yards
And it’s louder than playing snap with cards
I hope you liked this piece of text
Look out gardens you are next.
BALLS – By Sara
The balls bounce on the floor,
Some go flying out the door,
Running fast like a wild boar,
careful not to break the law.
THE DESERT – By Leo
The howling wind
Of the desert storm,
The scorching hot
Sand burning your
Feet to dust and dirt.
Bear without animals
For miles and miles,
No water no food,
And your starting to feel like a crood,
it’s harsh and bare,
so only the experts live there.
EARTH – By Evelyn
Below the earths Crust.
Children dancing below life and lights
But when the generator fails,
life is gone
everything is quiet
Then life regains
The ground rattling
earth falling in from the roof….
WIND – By Eva
The wind is dancing with the birds
our children of the earth
each day they come they dance all day
the wind will blow the wind chimes
the birds will sing a melody
oh my darling children of the earth
your birth will be remembered by everyone on earth.
DOLPHINS – By Skye
Oh how I love how Dolphins play,
I wish I could watch it all day.
Sometimes they jump out for a treat,
It’s so unique.
They seem to always catch the waves,
And hide in the underwater caves.
They swim so fast,
I can’t even swim past.
The Whipper Snipper – By Tias
Rrrrrr rrrrrr the whipper snipper is coming out,
every ant is taught what it’s about
they come out of the holes
ready to go for the humans soul
up they go climbing through the pants
they see some more ants
they all gather up ready to prance
ouch! says the man running off in tears
the ants say we won time for some beers.
BIRDS – By Ariana
Small little swallows swooping with their wings,
Flying in the wind.
Little babies in their nests,
Wanting a warm feast.
Small baby bird is falling out…
SWOOP! Saved by its mother!
BASKETBALL – By Angus
Basketball is my favourite sport,
I like the way they dribble up and down the court.
I keep it so fresh on the microphone,
No interruptions when the game is on.
My teachers there sitting on a chair,
The basketball comes into her chair.
There she stares,
Looking like a group of bears.
Worried I am while shes laying there,
I feel so sad, its just not fair.
What have you enjoyed so far about our poetry unit?
What sort of figurative language do you like to see in poems?
On Friday 4th September all students throughout the school took part in a first aid session. The instructor spoke to the students about what is first Aid.
First– First person on the scene
Some of the other areas covered were:
Prevention is about making areas safe to avoid/prevent accidents.
How to call an ambulance
What to do if you have a blood nose (lean forward for 10 minutes, breathe through mouth, don’t blow nose) and spoke about the importance of “Their blood, their hand”
Importance of keeping cuts clean, run them under water to avoid infection.
Snake bites- lay down, stay perfectly still find a bandage or similar and wrap tightly to stop venom travelling through lymphatic system.
The process of an accident (DRSABCD)
Danger– Check it’s safe for you first
Response– If they respond, they are conscious and can tell you what’s wrong, your details, etc.
Send for help– Stay with the person and send someone to get help. If no one, call 000- NOT 911
Airway– check their airway
Breathing– see if they are breathing
Cardio pulmonary resuscitation– CPR- cardio- heart- pulmonary-lungs- resus- get them going again.
Defibrillation– machine to assist with CPR (if available and you can usually find these in hospitals, ambulance, school office, doctors clinic, service station, lifeguards, swimming pools, large shopping centres and sports clubrooms)
Why do you think its important for students to learn about first aid?
Do you feel more confident helping someone with first aid?
What was the highlight of the session?